Presenting the Munson Healthcare Bayshore Kids Marathon

The Traverse City Track Club and Munson Healthcare have linked arms to strengthen a popular destination for runners and bring new opportunities to promote healthier lifestyles for our youth.

Munson Healthcare, our new presenting partner of the 37th annual Bayshore Marathon, half marathon, and 10K, will help launch the Munson Healthcare Bayshore Kids Marathon, a non-timed 1.2-mile fun run for children held at the Bayshore venue during race day, May 25, 2019.

The kid’s marathon allows participants to log 25 miles of running or walking leading up to race day. The program is a kid’s only event for grades K-5th in elementary schools throughout the region.

This 1.2 mile event just for kids starts at 2:00 PM at the official Bayshore Marathon start line, winds through the campus of NMC and then, as with all Bayshore races, finishes at the exciting official finish line of one of the Midwest’s most beloved Marathons. The course for kids is flat, paved, and guided the entire way by friendly Bayshore volunteers. As with all Bayshore events, no roller blades, pets, wagons, baby joggers or other wheeled vehicles will be allowed on the course. Audio devices with earphones or similar head sets are strongly discouraged (please read our notice on the FAQ page). Registration is limited to 1000 participants.

There will be no race day registration for any of the Bayshore races.

  • All Kids Marathon registrants will receive a short sleeve youth unisex T-shirt

  • All Kids Marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal!

  • Cost: $10 with a registration window open from April 1st to May 1st, 2019

  • There will be a limit of 1000 Runners in the 2019 Kids Marathon.

For more information please visit our FAQ Page, Course Info Page, and Packet Pickup Page.

Note: This event is proudly presented by the Traverse City Track Club and its partners, and is promoted to all elementary schools in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau. Your school may be supporting this program with activities to help the student prepare for the event. If not, please let us know if we can assist in providing your school with more information by contacting us.


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